The British Aerospace Jetstream 41 was a twenty-nine seat commuter and feeder-line aircraft powered by two Allied Signal TPE331-14 1,650 shp engines driving five-blade propellers.
Whilst it was notionally an evolution from the Jetstream 31 / 32, the airframe was of completely new design. The Jetstream 41 fuselage was stretched by 16 feet, by means of an 8 ft 3 in plug forward of the wing and a 7 ft 9 in plug to the rear.
The Jetstream 41 also required a wing of greater span, with revised ailerons and flaps. This was mounted to pass below the fuselage, allowing increased baggage capacity in the larger wing root fairings.
The prototype G-GCJL was rolled out on 27 March 1991 and first flew at Prestwick on 25th September 1991. The first aircraft for passenger service was delivered to Manx Airlines on 25th November 1992.
A total of 104 Jetstream 41 were built, the last aircraft G-4-104 leaving Prestwick for Hurn on 19 February 1998. This aircraft was eventually delivered to the Hong Kong Government in February 1999.
The type remains in service world-wide, with 51 examples remaining operational in July 2018. UK-based Eastern Airways is the largest operator, with a fleet including 14 Jetstream 41 aircraft.
|Total 104 aircraft||Four prototypes and 100 production aircraft|
|Powerplant||Two 1,650 shp Allied Signal TPE331-14 GR/HR turboprops|
|Span||60 ft 5 in|
|Maximum Weight||24,000 lb|
|Capacity||Three crew (two flight and one cabin) and 29 passengers|
|Max Cruise Speed||340 mph|
|Cruise Speed||288 mph|
The Jetstream 41 remains in service world-wide, but one example is preserved for public display.
|G-JMAC 4th prototype||Speke Aerodrome Heritage Group (John Lennon Liverpool Airport) www.aeroflight.co.uk/museums/main/speke-aerodrome-heritage-group.htm|